The All-New DWPresents Twitch Channel Brings In Almost 400,000 Fans From Across The Globe During First Week Of Programming
Including A 6-Hour Live Kick-Off Event June 3 Featuring The First-Ever Acoustic Performance From Atreyu & Giveaway For A Trip On VORAGOS: Destination Lunasea Beach
Original Content Continues To Air 6 Days A Week From That Space Zebra Show, The Writer’s Circle and The Lab
Since launching a new partnership with Twitch on June 3, independent festival promoter and producer Danny Wimmer Presents has garnered an impressive audience of nearly 400,000 fans worldwide that tuned in to the first week of DWPresents’ original programming.
The DWPresents channel debuted with a live kick-off event on June 3, featuring several hours of entertainment, including performances from Widow 7 and Speed of Light, the two finalists in That Space Zebra Show’s “Road to LA” competition. In a surprise twist, both acts were given the grand prize — a demo deal with Alchemy Recordings, presented by Danny Wimmer himself. The live broadcast also included the first-ever acoustic performance from Atreyu as well as awarding one lucky fan with a trip for 2 on the inaugural VORAGOS: Destination Lunasea Beach private island festival and 5-day rock cruise taking place in February 2022. In addition, dozens of DWP festival passes were given away, with more to come.
Other week 1 highlights on the DWPresents Twitch channel saw That Space Zebra Show, hosted by Bobby Schubenski (Blackcraft founder), Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit) and Josh Balz (Strange Kids, ex-Motionless In White), debut “Starving Artists,” that raised over $1,000 for unsigned artists and saw Timmy Thomas win a “instant” demo deal with Alchemy Recordings, and “Riff Wars,” in which two fans faced off to guitar battle Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland. The channel also premiered Battle For The Big Stage: Road to Rockville Edition, with more than 300 bands already submitting to win a slot at the 2021 Welcome To Rockville festival, being held Thursday, November 11 through Sunday, November 14.
(Bobby Schubenski, Wes Borland, Josh Balz, That Space Zebra Show; photo by Steve Thrasher)
The Writer’s Circle hosted by Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler premiered with special guest Mark Vollelunga of Nothing More, as the two answered questions about how their favorite songs take shape; and then together with input from the chat, wrote an exclusive new track. The week capped off with the launch of The Lab, hosted by TikTok sensation and musician Jeris Johnson and SiriusXM’s Caity Babs. Fans got to interact with Jeris Johnson as he performed the hit single “Miss The Rage” by Trippie Redd and Playboi Carti.
That Space Zebra Show host, Blackcraft Clothing founder and DWPresents channel Executive Producer Bobby Schubenski said “This week was Twitch history. Hundreds of thousands of fans watched and chatted live as 3 artists won demo deals, 2 artists raised money to support their craft and 2 guitarists battled against Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland. We had over 58,000 chat comments in our first week of broadcasting and watched as Fever 333’s Jason Butler, TikTok superstar Jeris Johnson and SiriusXM’s Caity Babs all just exploded onto the Twitch scene. I can’t wait for next week!”
DWP’s CEO Danny Hayes said, “It’s not a bad week when your wildest expectations are exceeded 10-fold. We are so honored by the immediate and extensive fan participation on our Twitch channel and feel we have only scratched the surface of this platform’s capabilities. Thank you Twitch for this amazing opportunity.”
(Jason Aalon Butler & Mark Vollelunga, The Writers Circle)
(Caity Babs & Jeris Johnson, The Lab)
The DWPresents Twitch channel will continue to stream original content 6 days a week, all produced by DWPresents, including the current weekly schedule, as follows:
That Space Zebra Show
Battle For The Big Stage
Sundays & Mondays at 3:30pm PT / 6:30pm ET
Bands can submit here: https://forms.gle/Ssn7oRruURV6votv8
Tuesdays at 3:30pm PT / 6:30pm ET
Fans can sign up to riff with Wes here: https://forms.gle/zFuTgDi3CaiTpaR16
Thursdays at 9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET
Artists can sign up here: https://forms.gle/rud6Nc32acwwa1Xw9
The Writer’s Circle
Wednesdays at 3:30pm PT / 6:30pm ET
Fridays at 3:30pm PT / 6:30pm ET
In addition, coming in November, DWPresents on Twitch will feature four days of select performances and content from the Welcome To Rockville 4-Day Festival Livestream: backstage interviews, commentary with artists, games and trivia with bands. Fans should expect content from other DWP festivals and events as well.
To watch the DWPresents channel live and join the community, tune in weekdays at www.Twitch.tv/DWPresents, follow the channel for live alerts and subscribe for additional bonuses.
Twitch is the world’s interactive livestreaming service, with over 2.5 million viewers at any given time. DWP will use Twitch’s interactivity and live elements to connect the Twitch community with rock bands, reinventing how fans and artists interact.
Danny Wimmer Presents has built a strong reputation in the live entertainment industry for being one of the most innovative festival creators, developers and producers in the country. With multiple successful annual festivals to their name, DWP is one of the most trusted names in the market. In 2021, the company announced its expansion into several new related lines of business including an artist streaming platform, promoting national tours and exclusive venue operations and development. DWP continues to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which currently includes Aftershock, Bourbon & Beyond, Epicenter, Hometown Rising, Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival, Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, and Welcome To Rockville.
About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1995, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which currently includes Aftershock, Bourbon & Beyond, Epicenter, Hometown Rising, Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, and Welcome To Rockville. Previous DWP festivals include Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion and more. In 2020, DWP launched the popular digital series Offstage with DWP and Beyond the Barrel, and ventured into the digital content curation space, promoting pay-per-view live streams. In 2021, DWP launched the DWPresents Twitch channel, garnering an impressive audience of nearly 400,000 worldwide fans in the first week of original programming.